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Key Stage 4 Reporting

Frequently Asked Questions

How are KS4 targets agreed?

Pupils are provided with a minimum target grade for all subjects that they study, and this is the GCSE statistically expected. This is a GCSE prediction made from Key Stage 2 results. These predictions take into account the individual subjects and a number of other pupil factors and are provided for the school. The GCSE target is the minimum grade that we would expect the pupil to achieve in her GCSE examination in that particular subject. If a student does not have any KS2 data, then they will be provided with a target based upon their CATs result.

Targets are shared with each pupil during a teacher-pupil conversation. During the GCSE course, targets may be reviewed depending on attainment and progress.

For most curriculum programs, students will receive a SEG (statistically expected grade) following the A*-C grade distribution. For students in year 10 who are studying the new curriculum programs in maths, English language and English literature, these grades will take the form of 9-1.


What information is included in reports?

Autumn and Spring Term

Year 10

Student progress is reported as a letter to indicate whether the students is making expected progress (E), below expected progress (B) or above expected progress (A). Students are also assigned an ‘Attitude to Learning’ grade on a 3 point scale, the definitions of which are below;

1 – Engaged and motivated in lessons and displays a positive attitude to learning. 2 – Occasionally off task with a lack of engagement at times. 3 – A consistent lack of engagement and focus.

In some case, students may also find they have an ‘O’ in the organization column of the report. This indicates that the subject teacher has raised a concern regarding the student’s organization. This might be a concern regarding homework, or regularly forgetting the correct equipment or PE kit.

During the spring term, you are invited to an evening meeting with subject teachers to discuss progress.

End of Year Report

A full written report on pupils’ progress for the year in each subject is available on SLG. This includes a comment from the form tutor. You will also receive an end of year attainment grade for each subject. By comparing this with the baseline level which you received at the start of Year 7, you should be able to monitor progress throughout the Key Stage.


Year 11

As above and a parent/carer meeting is also offered to discuss a pupil’s individual progress with each of their subject teachers.

GCSE results will be reported in August.

Throughout the term, the progress of pupils will be monitored against the GCSE SEGs and shared with the pupils. If we are concerned about progress, we will contact you.